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Pet Silhouette: How to Make Your Own Masterpiece

Most pet lovers would agree that the animals we bring into our homes become more than just pets—they become members of the family. So why not celebrate them as you would any other family addition by incorporating their images throughout your home?

Sure, you could always just frame a photo of your pet, but you can also take it a step further and really make your pet’s portrait stand out with a silhouette! Try your hand at this simple silhouette craft, which will turn your pet’s image into a work of art.


  • photo of your pet
  • X-ACTO® knife
  • cutting mat
  • pencil
  • piece of white card stock
  • decorative paper
  • picture frame



  1. Print out the photo of your pet so that it is large enough to fill your picture frame, and cut out just the outline of your pet, disregarding the rest of the photo.
  2. Trace the outline of the pet cutout onto the piece of card stock. Keeping all four sides of the paper connected, carefully cut your pet’s shape from the center of the paper, and disregard the scraps. (Note: You will only need to keep the card stock border with the cutout outline of your pet.)
  3. To complete the silhouette, simply place the piece of decorative paper behind the card stock, place both into the frame, and display.

Try this craft and let us know what you think! Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ALMcreate.

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